Münster orders more electric buses

23 Oct 2017

GERMANY: VDL Bus & Coach has received a follow-on order to supply five Citea SLF-120 Electric buses to Stadtwerke Münster. In April 2015 VDL delivered five Citeas Electric to Münster for testing. One was delivered under the ... more

Keolis to take over tram and bus operations in Besançon

23 Oct 2017

FRANCE: Greater Besançon municipality has awarded Keolis a seven-year contract to operate the city’s Ginko network of trams and buses. The contract running from January 1 2018 is expected to generate total revenue of €248·5m. ... more

Rennes Métropole renews operations contract with Keolis

23 Oct 2017

FRANCE: Rennes Métropole renewed its contract with Keolis for operation of the city’s public transport on October 19. The seven-year contract will start on January 1 2018 and is expected to generate total revenue of €960m. ... more

The third phase of Singapore's Downtown Line opened to passengers on October 21.

Third phase of Downtown Line opens in Singapore

23 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE: The third phase of the Downtown Line opened on October 21, linking Chinatown with Expo in the east, following a ceremony the previous day. The 21 km underground extension with 16 stations brings the Downtown ... more

San Diego MTS keeps playing the naming rights game

20 Oct 2017

USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced a naming rights deal for the Green Line on October 19. The 38 km route with 27 stops will be known as the Sycuan Green Line as part of the deal with Sycuan Casino. MTS ... more

Hradec Králové orders battery trolleybuses

20 Oct 2017

CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Electric is to supply nine of its 30 Tr trolleybuses to Hradec Králové, the manufacturer announced on October 19. Deliveries under the KC120m contract are due in mid-2018. The 12 m long vehicles ... more

Indra awarded Thessaloniki metro ticketing contract

19 Oct 2017

GREECE: Indra has won a contract to supply an automated fare collection system for the metro line under construction in Thessaloniki. Indra will supply equipment including ticket vending machines and gates for the 13 stations ... more

Line 2 tram depot work begins in Ulm

19 Oct 2017

GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new tram depot in Ulm took place on October 18. The 184 m long, 17 m wide building with four tracks is being built to help accommodate a fleet that is being enlarged as a ... more